Local Energy Security in Transition
This month Dr. Hari Osofsky, the Energy Transition Lab’s Faculty Director presented the keynote address at the Metropolitan Energy Policy Coalition’s Energy Summit held held in St. Paul.
The Metropolitan Energy Policy Coalition’s mission is to provide a forum for its members to exchange ideas, network, and collaborate on issues related to energy conservation, efficiency, renewable energy, and greenhouse gas emission reduction. The Making Connections Summit, which was held on June 4th, focused upon the theme of “Energy Security and the Grid: Local Government Risks and Opportunities.” During the Summit, MEPC members and local government decision makers gathered to discuss evolving local energy markets and how these changes may affect local economic, environmental and social priorities.
Dr. Osofsky’s presentation focused upon local energy security in transition.
Other topics covered during the event included:
- Technology, policy and customer demand as drivers of change
- Challenger, opportunities and progress related to grid modernization
- Local energy as a means of building resilience
- Local government as partners shaping the future grid